Nika Gorič

Slovenian soprano Nika Gorič completed her vocal studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, and her master’s degree in performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she was awarded the Regency Prize for outstanding studentship and graduated with distinction. Nika continues her studies with the Royal Academy Opera under the tutelage of Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp, which are supported by Charles Mackerras scholarship and a scholarship of Slovenian Ministry of Culture and Baker Trust. Nika has just become a YCAT artist.

She has performed as a soloist in the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series and is a member of the prestigious Song Circle. Her operatic roles include Susanna (RAO), Fortuna/Pallade and Drusilla L’incoronazione di Poppea (RAO), Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro, Sandman Hänsel und Gretel and Elisetta Il Matrimonio Segreto.

Among her concert highlights are recitals at King’s Place singing Berg’s 7 Frühe Lieder, the Oxford Lieder Festival with Michael Dussek and most recently the performance of Liebeslieder Walzer at the Ruhr Piano Festival in Herten with Graham Johnson.

As a concert soloist she has performed works from all eras at venues all over the UK, including performances in Birmingham Symphony Hall, King’s Place and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Her recent projects have included Bach’s Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen; Bach’s Mass in B minor and Magnificat; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; Händel Dixit Dominus and Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang. She has also appeared on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ singing a duet from Bach’s Cantata Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis.

She took part in last year's Festival Maribor (Woman) with Richard Tognetti and in the concert Gala Slovenica in Marburg Germany, as well as performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in Paris and London, and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

She has further developed her skills at seminars given by renowned music pedagogues and singers, such as Susan Bullock, Angelika Kirchschlager, Helena Lazarska, Matjaž Robavs, Sabina Cvilak, Elly Ameling and most recently when performing at the Verbier Festival Academy with Thomas Quasthoff.

This summer she performed solos in Händel's Messiah at Opéra National de Bordeaux and participated within the Young Singers Project at Salzburg Festival, where she performed the role of Titania in Purcell's semi-opera The Fairy-Queen.


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